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Top ten emerging technologies of 2015

Top ten emerging technologies of 2015

March 4 2015: Zero emission cars fuelled by hydrogen and computer chips that mimic the human brain a...

Digital humanitarians

Digital humanitarians

The resilience of disaster and emergency response teams is unmatched: from an earthquake in Haiti or...

Pocket-size drones for reconnaissance and situational awareness

Pocket-size drones for reconnaissance and situational awareness

Whether it is a rescue mission during natural disaster or a major conflict, emergency and rescue per...

R&D: Cities - the building technology revolution

R&D: Cities - the building technology revolution

In CRJ 10:1, Robert Ouellette outlined the concept of Mobile, Efficient, Subtle and Heuristic (...

Could genetic code passwords be useful in preventing cyberattacks?

Could genetic code passwords be useful in preventing cyberattacks?

As organisations around the world become ever more dependent on the Internet, cyberattacks and cyber...

Wireless electronic implants fight and eliminate infections then dissolve safely

Wireless electronic implants fight and eliminate infections then dissolve safely

Within hours of a natural or human-caused disaster, medical and rescue teams rush to the affected ar...

Robotic snake could be useful in hazardous disaster zones

Robotic snake could be useful in hazardous disaster zones

British company OC Robotics has recently created a new robotic snake arm that would be incredib...

Made in Space: Even more radical applications for 3D printing

Made in Space: Even more radical applications for 3D printing

In an earlier post, we highlighted the endless opportunities available for disaster response teams a...

Federally funded suit designed to improve protection of Ebola caregivers

Federally funded suit designed to improve protection of Ebola caregivers

Protective suits that Ebola caregivers wear do not completely protect against the virus. However, a ...

How wearable technology can help in disasters

How wearable technology can help in disasters

The much-anticipated Apple Watch is only one of the many wearable devices that are promising to be m...

Injectable treatment for internal bleeding could save lives in out-of-hospital emergencies

Injectable treatment for internal bleeding could save lives in out-of-hospital emergencies

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) ...

Innovative approaches in Ebola vaccine development

Innovative approaches in Ebola vaccine development

This week Time Magazine named Ebola Fighters as its Person of the Year and in an effort to continue ...

Could airborne fake cellular towers help locate victims after a disaster?

Could airborne fake cellular towers help locate victims after a disaster?

Over the last two years Edward Snowden has famously revealed the scope of data gathering by various ...

From ears and heart valves, to emergency shelters: The endless possibilities of 3D printing

From ears and heart valves, to emergency shelters: The endless possibilities of 3D printing

The advent of 3D printing has innovators excited about the endless possibilities this new technology...

Ingestible sensors can deliver vital signs to doctors in a disaster

Ingestible sensors can deliver vital signs to doctors in a disaster

Imagine a massive earthquake strikes a major metropolitan area. Hundreds, if not thousands, wait for...

New rapid detecting device could help to curb the spread of Ebola

New rapid detecting device could help to curb the spread of Ebola

In recent weeks, the media’s attention of Ebola has shifted from mass hysteria to little to no...

Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Briefing and Networking Day, UK

Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Briefing and Networking Day, UK

Europe: Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 ...

CRJ R&D: Airbnb's disaster response tool to help survivors find free housing

CRJ R&D: Airbnb's disaster response tool to help survivors find free housing

When disaster hits, not only do many people need medical attention but many others are displaced fro...

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